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    The People Speak: American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known: Dramatic Readings Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of Dissent (Paperback) Edited by Howard Zinn Ph.D.

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    DescriptionTo celebrate the millionth copy sold of Howard Zinn's great People's History of the United States, Zinn drew on the words of Americans -- some famous, some little known -- across the range of American history. These words were read by a remarkable cast at an event held at the 92nd Street YMHA in New York City that included James Earl Jones, Alice Walker, Jeff Zinn, Kurt Vonnegut, Alfre Woodard, Marisa Tomei, Danny Glover, Myla Pitt, Harris Yulin, and Andre Gregory.From that celebration, this book was born. Collected here under one cover is a brief history of America told through dramatic readings applauding the enduring spirit of dissent.Here in their own words, and interwoven with commentary by Zinn, are Columbus on the Arawaks; Plough Jogger, a farmer and participant in Shays' Rebellion; Harriet Hanson, a Lowell mill worker; Frederick Douglass; Mark Twain; Mother Jones; Emma Goldman; Helen Keller; Eugene V. Debs; Langston Hughes; Genova Johnson Dollinger on a sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint, Michigan; an interrogation from a 1953 HUAC hearing; Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper and member of the Freedom Democratic Party; Malcolm X; and James Lawrence Harrington, a Gulf War resister, among others.


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    Title
    The People Speak
    Subtitle
    American Voices, Some Famous, Some Little Known: Dramatic Readings Celebrating the Enduring Spirit of Dissent
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Howard Zinn Ph.D.
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 82
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060578268
    ISBN 10: 0060578262
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    DC22: 973
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Approval Code: A16010000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: E173 .P37 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Publisher
    HarperCollins
    Imprint name
    HARPER PERENNIAL
    Publication date
    02 March 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY